Monday, December 26, 2011

Hitting The Stream

So I had today off and decided I was going to fish. Fly fishing is probably my favorite hobby, so you're gonna hear a lot more about it if you are tuning into my blog. It is one of the most relaxing, yet exciting, things that I have done in my life. Anyway I went to a stream today that I have been wanting to go to for a long time but I just haven't made it a priority enough to get there. It's hard going to other streams when you have world class streams like Spring Creek, The Little J, and Penns Creek all within roughly 45 minutes of your house, but I try to do it. I love discovering new streams and it is even better when I am catching fish like I did today.

It was cloudy and cool when I got to the stream at about 11:00 a.m. I didn't take the water temp but I know it was cold, I could feel it through two pair of socks and the neoprene booty's on my waders. The water was on the high side and a bit off color but coming down. I had a good feeling about today..... I took quite a long walk up stream to get started, I had a feeling that I would be using a bugger all day so I wanted to work down stream. Well my feeling was right I hit the first pool, stripped the bugger through a few time then Wham! I wasn't expecting a hit like that with the water being as cool as it was, but a nice brownie hit it pretty hard. Turned out to be a decent sized fish, and the beginning of a pretty good day fishing. For most of the day, if it looked like there should be a trout somewhere there was and they all hit hard. The day was also mixed with various types of trout. I brought hold over, and wild browns, hold over, and native brookies to hand today. Nothing huge but nothing really small either. I think the biggest fish was 14" and the smallest being about 9".

The plan was to fish this stream the whole way down to the river. I have heard tales of monster wild brown trout living between this stream and the river depending on the temperature. Needless to say, I didn't leave myself enough time to make it the whole way to the river. So I will have to go back and maybe start at the river next time. All in all, it was a great day.